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Smoke signals a new beginning in Geelong

Smoke slowly wafting into the cloudless coastal sky has signalled the official start of construction of Ryman Healthcare’s retirement village in Geelong.

A Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony has been held at the South Valley Rd, Highton, site, followed by a ground breaking.

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Burwood East begins on right foot

Construction of Ryman Healthcare’s retirement village at Burwood East is officially underway, following a smoking ceremony and Welcome to County at the site.

The traditional aboriginal ritual, led by senior cultural heritage officer for the Bunurong people, Shane Clarke, was followed by a ground breaking.

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Engage in a lively and social retirement

Keeping our minds and bodies active can help with maintaining independence in old age.

Healthy lifestyle choices such as staying physically active, eating well, socialising and being intellectually stimulated can help reduce the risk of chronic disease, prevent falls and increase overall wellbeing.

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Timely move for the best supported living

Making a decision sooner, rather than later, helped a Glen Iris couple in their transition to aged care.

After living in Glen Iris for 34 years, Barbara and her husband, Ron, moved into a new retirement village in Wheelers Hill.

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Tenth Ryman village in Victoria planned for Ringwood East

Ryman Healthcare is planning to build a new retirement village at Ringwood East in Melbourne.

New Zealand-based Ryman is a fast-growing new entrant into the aged care sector in Australia, building integrated villages that combine beautiful apartments and full-service care centres, including dementia care.

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Rebuilding a life, brick by brick

On Tyrone Keatch’s 21st birthday his workmates at AJP Bricklaying downed tools early on their job at Nellie Melba Retirement Village and took him back to the factory for a surprise party.

It was a nice thing to do for the young, enthusiastic apprentice on the team, but they had no idea just how significant the gesture was.

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Remembering the war a nation forgot

Steve Costelow was born in Melbourne on September 25, 1946.

That date is significant because 21 years later it would be drawn from a ballot determining which young Australian men would be called up for two years’ compulsory military service during the Vietnam War. 

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Mt Eliza's Ryman Cup overfloweth

The Ryman Cup has had the winners’ name engraved for the first time but, given the success of the inaugural event at Mt Eliza Bowling Club, it won’t be the last.

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Let's hair it for Melinda

It was a case of hair today, gone tomorrow for Melinda Opray as the housekeeper at Nellie Melba retirement village let residents take to her locks with electric clippers.

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The little fun run that soared

It just keeps getting bigger and better.

Around 1300 runners, walkers, volunteers and spectators came together for the My Mt Eliza Run and Fun Festival last month, smashing previous attendance records.

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